I came into this thinking I was going to a build a small potent PC, but balanced. Nothing fancy. I wanted a PC that would handles games, video and photo editing, and the usual daily tasks. Thank you PCpartpicker for helping me browse all the builds people had with Mini ITX's which gave me an idea of what I could do.
I started with around $550 budget, which then became $650, then $750, and ended up at around $1010. Basically almost twice my first budget. When I help other people its easier to set a line, but when its your own build its hard, $100 dollar keeps adding up. For me it was the graphic card, started with gtx1050, 1050ti, then RX480, then I decided on GTX 1060 6GB. Then came the extra 8gb ram stick, and then the CPU cooler. I like things quiet.
Two things not included in the part list were the Thermaltake 500W (cheap one) power supply not found in pcpartpicker, and the WD Black 1TB 2.5" hard drive.
So in the end I built a PC I knew I didn't want to overclocking, but would easily achieve my gaming needs, as well as production work. I'm happy and more than satisfied.
Some tips if you are building something similar: 1) If not overclocking CPU, go with H-series chipset, MSI is my new ASUS. Keep in mind new chipsets have separate CPU 4-pin power connector, which is separate from main 24-pin power connector. Almost thought CPU was bad. 2) Thermaltake Core V1 case can fit the MSI GTX Gaming X 1060 6GB card. Need to remove front 200mm fan, then carefully go through. Its a very tight fit, with small chance of breaking a clip. But worked out well. Power pin has enough space.
The new computer is running smooth and works great with my Asus 2K monitor (PB258Q). It doesn't take much PC building knowledge to make this same build. I think I've accomplished my initial concept, to build a decently potent PC.